Puerto Rico is approaching a plebiscite on statehood, pursuant to congressional legislation which is under consideration. Pat at And So It Goes In Shreveport has a good post summing up the current politics of statehood for Puerto Rico.
And of course, he is a Cornell Law School student, Class of 2010:
(original video here)
The civil charges being brought against Goldman Sachs on the eve of the push for financial reform have been politicized from day one by the Obama administration and Democrats.
Civil charges can put pressure on a firm and industry, and in...
Big news over the wires. The threatened Doorman Strike in New York City has been averted, Deal Reached That Averts a Walkout by Doormen:
The owners of more than 3,200 apartment buildings in New York City reached an agreement on a new labor contract with the union that represents about 30,000 doormen,...
On March 11, I reported on a proposal by a New York State Democratic legislator to ban salt in restaurants, Leave Our Salt Alone.
Absolutely, bring it on, via
A sport best described as “mounted goat rugby from hell” could soon be transported from northern Afghanistan’s dusty plains to the green turf of Twickenham, or even New York’s Yankee Stadium, if enthusiasts have their way.
Buzkashi, a game supposedly devised by Genghis Khan, pits men...
On March 14, 2010, Marine Corporal Jonathan Daniel Porto was killed in Afghanistan.
Every loss of one of our soldiers is tragic, but this tragedy has hit home because Cpl. Porto’s wife has posted about it at her blog, ...
Three students have committed suicide on the Cornell campus recently, including two last week, by jumping from bridges over the numerous gorges which run through campus.
The mood is somber.
We need to do a better job helping students keep life in perspective.
We place so much pressure on our young people to achieve...
Don’t think government, if given the chance, will try to control the most minute aspects of your life?
Don’t worry that once the bureaucracy gets ahold of the right to regulate your health care decisions — starting with what type of insurance you are required to buy — the end result will...
Reportedly from the hearty Alaskan Sled Chihuahua line, when fully grown able to pull a week’s worth of supplies through the toughest conditions.
I’m beginning to have my doubts.
Lola is worried that Obama will nationalize pet care, and she’ll have to wait in line to get her...
Because men cannot be trusted to use condoms, the District of
Columbia will become the first city to distribute female condoms
for free (emphasis mine):
The District will become the first city...
I wonder if he had anyone in particular in mind?